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  • 3 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    International classification society RINA has committed major resources to support IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) during its year of chairmanship. Roberto Cazzulo, Chairman of RINA Services SpA, was elected as Chairman of IACS Council at the end of June. He will lead an active team of senior personnel from RINA who will seek to […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has set out goal-based standards, cyber system safety, and quality to be the areas he will focus on as incoming chairman of The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). The IACS strategic plan has been designed to address both the current and future needs of the shipping industry […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has set out goal-based standards, cyber system safety, and quality to be the areas he will focus on as incoming chairman of The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). The IACS strategic plan has been designed to address both the current and future needs of the shipping industry […]

  • 15 July 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The year-long tenure started this month.

  • 30 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has updated its forward strategy and work plan for the upcoming year at its 69th Council meeting held in Santa Margherita, Italy, chaired by Roberto Cazzulo, Chairman of RINA Services and outgoing IACS chairman. During the three days of Council, high-level meetings were held with the IMO Secretary-General […]

  • 7 September 2017

    Classification societies need to keep pace with the digitalization of the shipping industry in order to support the industry needs, according to the new Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime. “Our industry is becoming more complex,” said Ørbeck-Nilssen. “Digitalisation is changing not only the way […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) has adopted new Unified Requirements that are aimed at further improving the safety of large container ships by enhancing consistency between pre-existing Class Society provisions in this area.  IACS established at the beginning of 2014 an expert group on structural safety of container ships which carried out a post “MOL […]

  • 20 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    IACS has unanimously adopted new harmonised Common Structural Rules (CSR) for oil tankers and bulk carriers at its 68th session of the IACS Council meeting, held on 18-19 December in London. The new rules will apply to all oil tankers over 150 m and bulk carriers over 90 m in length contracted for construction on […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Two new unified requirements have been developed by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) as a result of a post review on MOL Comfort sinking. The casualty of MOL Comfort which occurred on 17 June 2013 saw the vessel’s hull split in two. The two new requirements are: UR S11A, a longitudinal strength standard for […]

  • 4 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu yesterday met with the new Chairman of IACS, Mr. Roberto Cazzulo, Chairman of RINA Services. Mr. Sekimizu congratulated Mr. Cazzulo on his appointment and expressed his appreciation to IACS for its long and ongoing support of IMO’s work on maritime safety, security and the prevention of marine pollution by ships and […]

  • 27 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    IACS Chairman, Mr Cazzulo, speaking at the IMO WORLD MARITIME DAY SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM, noted that IMO had recently supported in principle an IACS proposal for establishing an (Energy Efficient Design Index) “EEDI Database” for new ships being constructed in accordance with new IMO GHG regulations. “This will create an evidence base […]

  • 5 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The International Marine Contractor’s (IMCA) technical manager, Mark Ford, has been unanimously endorsed by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to become a member of the IACS Advisory Committee (AVC). In welcoming Mark Ford to the committee, Knut Ørbeck-Nilseen, IACS council chairman said: “We extend our warmest welcome on behalf of IACS and look […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Vice-Chairmanship of the Quality Committee of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has been given to Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). The electoral procedure took place last month in Houston, USA during the 41-th Committee meeting. The main tasks with which the Committee is faced today are the development of the general […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Classification Societies celebrates the re-opening of its Brussels office with the EU maritime community Representatives from EU Institutions, European and international organisations were invited to an event organised by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) last week. The event was titled, “IACS – promoting global cooperation towards safe and environmentally […]

  • 15 December 2014

    The International Association of Classification Societies discussed LNG bunkering guidelines initiative at its December Council meeting.

  • 13 December 2012

    Representatives from EU Institutions, European and international organisations were invited to an event organised by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) last week. The event was titled, “IACS – promoting global cooperation towards safe and environmentally sound shipping”. The 80 guests included high-level EU Officials from DG MOVE, DG CLIMA, DG ENTR, DG MARE […]

  • 15 March 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    The world’s biggest classification societies need to pull together to adapt to the rapid pace of change in the industry.

  • 20 December 2013

    At the 68th session of the IACS Council meeting, held on 18-19 December in London IACS has unanimously adopted new harmonised Common Structural Rules (CSR) for oil tankers and bulk carriers. The new rules will apply to all oil tankers over 150 m and bulk carriers over 90 m in length contracted for construction on […]

  • 6 October 2009

    Lloyd’s Register has issued the first General Certificate of Approval in respect to direct damage stability to Onboard-NAPA loading computer software. The IACS Unified Regulation L5 (IACS UR L5) clearly stipulates that stability software installed onboard shall cover all stability requirements applicable to the ship, thus including also damage stability. The requirements of this Unified […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Siem Offshore Contractors has delivered the inter-array cable installation and post-lay burial campaign at the Veja Mate offshore wind farm in German North Sea ten weeks ahead of schedule. Cable installation started on October 1st 2016 and since then Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) installed 73 composite submarine power cables totaling 97 kilometers in length using […]

  • 19 August 2011

    India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) is likely to enter the ‘wet’ docks by the end of the year, with the first phase of construction of the carrier being complete. The ship is being built at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) for the Indian Navy. When the ship enters the ‘wet’ basins India joins an […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism established the Committee on Large Container Ship Safety on 29 August 2013 in response to the casualty of a large container ship which occurred on 17 June 2013. The Committee has carried out active investigations and analyses in order to determine the cause and mechanism of the […]